Skip to main content

tv   Headline News  RT  August 16, 2014 4:00am-4:30am EDT

4:00 am
yet skin eastern ukraine suffers more attacks from the bring despair and devastation for its people while tons of russian humanitarian aid still being held up on the border. claims by the ukrainian president russian armored vehicles were destroyed after crossing the border citing a lack of evidence. and in the us the police officer who shot dead an unarmed black teenager sparking a riot has been named as outrage continues to brew over the heavy handed approach of police to mostly peaceful protests. as the e.u. greenlights the supply of weapons to kurdish forces in iraq i hear on r.t.
4:01 am
international we look at whether pouring more weapons into the conflict against the jihadists will solve any of the nation's problems. headlines live from moscow it's r.t. international with me role research from the entire news team here welcome to the program in the last stage of its mission to crush anti-government forces in eastern ukraine the army's been pounding cities and towns with shells and bombs were used to be a village now looks like this locals are suffering not only from constant fighting but there's also a massive shortage of food water and electricity and in order to bring some relief to the conflict zone russia is trying to send tons if humanitarian aid but the
4:02 am
convoy remains stuck at the border explanation now with. food water medicine as well as warm blankets and sleeping bags welcome relief at a time of despair. this russian convoy has hundreds of tons of humanitarian aid destined for eastern ukraine and its help that saudi needed four months of end to terror appear ation has the towns and rooms more than two thousand people dead and many without clean water to drink. water which you will which are more. than forty . below are not a very. marketable initially credible what you've got to punish you if you were in niger and the trouble and you know why they. don't have your typical. you know many other shelter. your mater and a handful of western governments say russia could be using aid as a cover for military support to end to kiev fighters it's not just exactly where
4:03 am
the convoluted headed but to certainly be travelling three cranes move to an regions and the drivers say they're worried about their safety of gravity when you factor your support to thriller the subaltern literally sped up in the news right from billy cut off before. the break or george came up with a. nationally. i was going to do it but you want your work with the chain you quit your corporate job was the old news when you were in your group you usually are more for the trip was issued with mushroom in your brain you're on the correct order which is what i'm doing the relief convoy is ready to go but the trolls officials say it could take another week for international and ukrainian monitors to verify the cargo and decide on the route it will take he says cease fire could be on the cards these two hundred eighty trucks have already covered one thousand kilometer distance to reach the borders but this is not their final destination now they are waiting to cross into ukraine to bring humanitarian aid they're carrying
4:04 am
to those desperate need for weeks locals have been sheltering in dark basement surviving on doesn't lead supplies you know and these are some of the people calling out for the material that's already tagged and waiting to be delivered. any restriction r.t. russian ukrainian border. and russia has denied that one of its armed patrol units crossed the border into ukraine and i came as a response to the ukrainian president's statement which went on to say the unit was destroyed there exists no russian military convoy that crossed the russian ukrainian border either at night or during the day let's hope the ukrainian army only destroyed a friend and not refugees or their own soldiers in the story emerged went to moscow based correspondents for the u.k. as a guardian and the telegraph newspaper has posted on twitter they saw
4:05 am
a column of military vehicles with russian plates crossing the border to ukraine the only evidence they provided though was a number of photos showing armored vehicles on the roads in and identifiable locations the e.u. and nato both expressing concern at the news however the un and washington both saying they cannot actually confirm that any russian unit was crossing any part of the border we spoke to a number of political analysts and investigative journalists on the matter. this invasion that happened the ukrainians the nato would have been desperate to get video of this of photographs are up on the internet on the t.v. saying here is proof of a russian putin led invasion of ukraine i think this if the russians were going to invade ukraine would they just send in some armored personnel carriers lightly armored vehicles this is the twenty first century in modern times you don't wage a war by rolling in twenty three tanks warfare in modern times as waged with drones and fighter helicopters there were an actual russian military invasion of ukraine
4:06 am
we would know about it and there would be no debate about it would be absolutely insane to russia do that would it absolutely in change will for russian armored vehicles to go in they will get a look at the types of what they were knowing that everybody's got cameras everybody can take photographs and knowing the little situation regarding this conflict it would be absolutely sure a side of russia to do that. and now the e.u. has threatened to impose another round of sanctions on russia blaming it for the violence in eastern ukraine however the unity of a punitive measures appears to be frame slovakia's prime minister for example criticized them as a meaningless gesture that would threaten economic growth in a number of e.u. member states while the czech president claimed the restrictions themselves are ineffective it can only lead to a spiral of worsening relations that the chief of absolutely nothing and that divide has deepened even further after russia's retaliate tory ban on western
4:07 am
produced food has now left many european companies without access to a very big market earlier we spoke to the european union's ambassador to russia he expressed optimism for a quick return to business as usual of course some companies may or may may face some losses. will be looking for that then it is as i said specially those countries and those exporters russian market who have been under scrutiny of appropriate russian situations here faced certain sanctions and barriers they have successfully overcome by finding a new new new however of course weekend to maintain the trade value russian customer and i am sure the russian customer values you've been proud of and i hope will come back to business as usual soon. kiev has said once again it doesn't know where the missing russian for. standin is at the interior ministry suggested he
4:08 am
could be held by anti government forces now he disappeared in eastern ukraine ten days ago and ukrainian military seems rather undecided on whether or not they actually have him at first they denied it then an interior ministry spokesperson confirmed in an interview to a lot of radio station they were indeed holding stand and captive on accusations of assisting terrorists but then it backtracked blaming a bad translation russia the u.n. and international human rights groups are demanding the correspondents immediately released and several flash mobs have taken place around the world following a free andrew campaign launched on social networks. it's also international thanks for joining us now the police officer who shot dead an unarmed black teenager in the u.s. town of ferguson has been named that's failed to quell the public outrage people remaining on the streets despite police calling on them to disband rallies have
4:09 am
been sponsored by the lack of details over the shooting and the militarized response of all storage fees to the protest rallies. in the suburbs of st louis missouri protesters are continuing to come out onto the streets calling for justice in the case feeling eighteen year old son armed michael brown. the name of the police officer behind the killing has been released aaron wilson is twenty eight years old he is white and we do know that he has been kept in a safe place by the everything being told police earlier we spoke with one of the attorneys michael brown's family and this is what he told about the information that's being released by the police just the name of. yes there. is a lot more we need to learn about him especially if. you know his actions after he
4:10 am
shot by going before he shot those days are crucial to determining. what happened we spoke to some people about this latest information. like the information being released today you know with the name we kind of wanted information. you know we. got to this level initially i was afraid to come out here because when i saw all the militia you know the police out here showing brzezinski threatening our weapons in just are presenting themselves in a threatening manner i was afraid to come out here because when i saw tear gas in and a minute that they were approaching and read arresting people the atmosphere here is certainly shifted somewhat because you know. what we thought were pretty violent clashes between one three of very heavily militarized police using tear gas and rubber bullets i don't understand why and. i.
4:11 am
think i know i am. the use of tear gas by police in ferguson who sponsor a somewhat unexpected online response from across the atlantic for example palestinians taking to twitter advise him protestors not to wash their eyes if they are hit with tear gas also urging them to try and keep calm and avoid running into the wind and tear gas is known for its severe health effects well temporary blindness for example breathing problems miscarriages as well as heart and liver damage but the tear gas is not the only tool used by police to counter the mostly peaceful protests in ferguson security forces who have also had an m. four rifle in their arsenal the weapon that's used around the world in wars police have also been reinforced by the light armored vehicles of course those are all over iraq and afghanistan and if that's not enough in m.k. eleven sniper rifle also used in combat that was seen as necessary to tackle the peaceful rallies and law enforcement expert john whitehead believes the police well
4:12 am
they've been massively overreacting. a number of studies show that once you put on that gear as a policeman and you're trained you start acting like a military unit like you're in a patrol and unfortunately what happens is the psychology changes and a lot of these little policemen when they're approaching a house for a swat team or a it's like they're moving in on al qaida supposedly where the masters and they're the servants but you know in ferguson they're telling people to back off twenty five feet get in a zone they're violating their free speech rights you have a right to walk up to a civil servant and say sir why are you doing this why you're here there pointing guns at people and chasing them away that's not a policeman a more again that's the military and that's what we're dealing with most police agencies operate basically any way the law of the local law of city councils and politicians just let them go. as i've written in a number of instances i've seen. what was innocence get me get down to a local city council meeting they get their signs and they say we're not moving
4:13 am
into you change this thing if not you're going to see kerry in this country this is this is the face of the government today what you're seeing in ferguson and it's only going to get worse if we don't back it all. and the ferguson shooting may have led to some serious shifts in us society but also called mark now we have the results of a brand new poll showing how the killing of michael brown as trust in the police leaving almost half of the nation highly disillusioned. also coming up a man who was on a deal with an award for saving a jewish child during world war two now says he doesn't want it anymore a deadly bomb. is behind the elderly decision more on that story a bit later in the program we are coming to you in just a moment. we speak your language of the. news programs and documentaries in spanish
4:14 am
what matters to you breaking news a little tune that if angles stories. you hear. this troy spanish. visit. sweden or finland to bring to join nato would provoke some sort of free action on the part of russia they say fine as far as the military calculus is concerned not what faces humanity the west north and south lawn of it can't be solved by military means or crafts or satellites or nuclear weapons military is outdated it should go like cannibalism and slavery and child labor it doesn't belong to civilization to kill each other.
4:15 am
hello again a ninety one year old dutchman awarded a holocaust on earth for saving a jewish child his return to israel off the six of his relatives were killed in an
4:16 am
air attack in gaza and the israeli ambassador ninety one year old hangs on the only road for me to hold on to the granted by the state of israel will be both an insult to the memory of my courageous mother as well as an insult to those in my family who for generations on have lost no less than six of their relatives in gaza at the hands of the state of israel members of the family who escaped the attack still can't believe the deadly strike out to me happened in the first place. half an hour before our house was shelled two cars from gaza came to take us away from him to a new place i went to buy some food and when i came back my uncle told me my father was dead my younger brothers think our father went to heaven and my sisters were told he went to egypt for presents an article in this house was shelled on july twentieth by israeli air forces without any warning my six family members were
4:17 am
killed as a result my mother three brothers my brother's wife and a nephew a four story house was completely destroyed what's going on in gaza at the moment is an aggression of occupation forces against the people who live under occupation is seek justice and stand for their independence eighty percent of the victims is civilians with children and women among them no doubt what's going on is an aggression strikes on houses and schools without a warning the shelling of playgrounds bombardments on the first day of festivities what other thing can you call it the shelling of hospitals and emergency vehicles what can you call it. away at r.t. dot com right now you'll find the story where in london more than one hundred fifty men women and children gathered to highlight the suffering caused by the blockade of gaza and the symbolic protest in the heart of westminster saw demonstrators place wooden boxes to highlight the confined spaces of the people of gaza and what they have to endure you can read more about the story right now at r.t.
4:18 am
dot com. also there we've got the story on how a recent social media posting has attracted the attention of the u.s. secret service after a message supporting the islamic state the militant group was sent from outside the white house. in the meantime the islamic states offensive in iraq continues and entire kurdish villages reportedly been massacred by jihadist militants that have managed to occupy large areas of northern iraq. the population of the village consisted of the yazidi minority persecuted by islamists are considered to be devil worshipers by the jihadists thousands of years needy people have fled their homes to escape the massacre meanwhile the e.u. foreign ministers have agreed to supply heavy weapons to the kurdish forces in iraq to help them fight the militants. in our setting what that could lead to. hot on the heels of the u.s. and france the u.k.
4:19 am
has announced its readiness to supply arms directly to kurdish forces which are trying to fight off brutal jihadists in northern iraq the u.k. has said we will also consider favorably any requests for supplies of arms we already shipping ammunition and supplies mother eastern european countries into a bill but there are fears the lessons of the past haven't been learnt it's a quick fix to something that you can arm a group or send an aircraft and bomb and so on that doesn't deal with the problem main problem is that the politicians don't plan ahead and was reacting to crises in syria the west backed the rebels who then walked into the a ceramic state the very problem now being faced across the border in iraq and the two thousand and eleven western backed overthrow of colonel gadhafi led to three years of political chaos in libya with weapons again falling into the wrong hands and according to the un flooding west africa now the kurds need help fighting
4:20 am
jihadists but what happens if they win with western weapons in hand to now on the kurdish fighters testifies to a token istic and indeed a short term solution to a very real problem which is different back isis let's not forget that by arming the kurdish fighters what is actually being encouraged is the breakup of iraq as a sovereign entity the kurds are desperate for independence from iraq and when the islam makes state was a problem. only in the south of the country the prospect of an autonomous north began to look at spain a bowl last month one iraqi kurdish leader told local lawmakers to plan for an independence referendum i don't think we should be encouraging secession in the middle east it seems to mean sort of have you ever seen it's quite risky independence would be complicated because it would create problems in turkey and
4:21 am
syria under the rocket circles but to encourage them in this way is. potentially breaking iraq government sources in the british media reported leaking to stress that the u.k. is not moving towards direct military intervention in iraq and that sending arms is consistent with the government's response to a humanitarian crisis critics fear arming the code scared facilitate the breakup of iraq but for those in favor the need to stop the islamic states murderous campaign is so precious saying that leaders may have resigned themselves to achieving their short term goal of driving terrorists out of northern iraq first and worrying about the long term consequences later boyko artsy london libya opens up the world where thousands of police have been protesting against the parliament's call for international intervention to restore security to the country made the
4:22 am
requesters clashes between rival militia groups continue in and all around the capital i mean time no government has said that it is willing to commit any forces however the u.n. special envoy to libya has said that he does plan to go to tripoli next week to try and negotiate a cease fire between two of the main militias. and clashes have broken out again in pakistan's capital between police and anti-government demonstrators as tens of thousands took to the streets calling for the resignation of the prime minister. board least sixty thousand demonstrators gathered after the arrival of two opposition leaders one was on the other one a well known anti taliban cleric rest represents the biggest challenge to the yet premier now wash out if government is accused of corruption and abuse of power. and the outbreak of ebola in west africa will take at least six months to bring under control according to the charity doctors without borders activists say the spread
4:23 am
has created a wartime situation in the worst affected states of. liberia and guinea where medical services are at breaking point there have been nearly two thousand reported victims so far. in four years since its launch at london's bike hire scheme is proving to be one of the most efficient and popular psyching cycling systems in the world there are also problems that cannot be soft pedaled and one which are the draining costs of the program and cycling safety issues reports. there are now over five hundred bike sharing programs around the world double the number from just a few years ago london's bike scheme set up by the previous macin livingston is now the second largest cycle highest system in europe it remains an affordable and enjoy the way to travel around the city so far so good but what's the future for
4:24 am
cyclists in the british capital there's a range of reach being put in place which allows cyclists to go. around the city on quieter less populous roads there's a cycle superhighways there's already several of those in the city and another five i think for next couple of years but do the math adds up the project is draining enormous funds and barclays will end its association next year the bank pays just a sixth of the cost of keeping the bicycles on the road and transport for london said it was left with. bill of over eleven million pounds last year that leaves the u.k. taxpayer remaining one thousand three hundred and eighty eight pounds per bike cycling safety is also a major concern after a number of deaths a major accidents are london's roads safe enough campaign is have said that local authorities need to do more to protect people on bikes to bear of london has
4:25 am
promised segregated cycle tracks and you traffic free public spaces put almost a billion pounds into pro bike reforms this includes redesigning london's road transforming badly designed junctions and banning lorries that lack up to date safety features however as the scheme expands campaign is say that more should be done but when it came in we said to the mayor you need a good network of routes easy routes that people can get to where they want to go and easy to easy to follow with good directions and they haven't done that they're still talking about doing that the push bikes have become and integra part of travelling around london and the numbers of uses both new and regular continues to grow but despite the dangers it doesn't seem to be putting londoners all taurus off myself included. with rapid expansion it's obvious that the barest bikes here in
4:26 am
london are a great success rolling the idea out around cities in the u.k. and around the world as a healthy eco friendly form of transport the benefits are clear but the public safety traffic issues and road infrastructure must stay the mayor's main priority of the scheme martin dru's r.t. london. thank you joining us are a lot international today up next here on the network aaron a taking you through the booms and busts of the financial world unless you're joining us from the u.k. thanks for doing so you're bound to shoot into orbit for the global headlines with george galloway and his trusty smile.
4:27 am
it was recently revealed that under the guise of an hiv prevention workshop and as tourists young latin americans were sent to cuba by the u.s. government to overthrow that government yes the u.s. agency for international development organized for these young people to go to cuba to recruit and set up new political activists however the infiltrators were not very good at their jobs and the cuban authorities were able to nab these well funded travelers in their country this is nowhere near the first time that the u.s. government has tried to meddle in cuba in two thousand and nine usa he tried to set up a twitter like program to organize people in cuba and we can't forget about the ill fated cuban television airplane that was supposed to bombard the island with western media that was totally blocked by the government during the cold war i could see the justification to dominate cuba if the us didn't have influence in a country that automatically the soviets did but now what is the justification why does the us need to infiltrate cuba and by what right do you want doesn't have nukes put in america and they have limited industrial capacity they can't do
4:28 am
anything to anyone just leave the poor island alone and let the people there figure out their own future without the us state department's help but that's just my opinion. so sour in a deflationary spiral where resources are scarce and people are go. going to war to get control of the remaining resource to work space everyone against everyone everyone's at each other's throats because all that money printing did not work it was a failure of the very question they said it was going to eliminate. miserably and as a result everyone's got their neck and blood. hello
4:29 am
there i marinate it this is boom bust and these are some of the stories that we're tracking for you today. first up in europe's in an economic depression and things don't seem to be getting much better we look into the factors contributing to this and if there's any hope for the continent coming out on the other side and while europe's great recession looks worse than it did in the 1930's not everyone believes that the continent is down for the count boom bust favorite mr jim rickards is on the show today and he's sharing with us his off the mystic thoughts on euro and he's kind of a love but they're often mistaken ben our chief correspondent manila chan is sitting down with me later in the show to talk about a linux city so can the ones that glimmers gambling destination regain it's possible henri we're looking into it and it all starts right now.


info Stream Only

Uploaded by TV Archive on